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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Unread 05-07-2019, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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What triggers service reminders?

I accidentally left the lights on over the weekend after a very long day at work- unsuprisingly the battery was dead, dead, dead (numptey). Even my trickler charger could not revive it (not my first self inflicted battery problem) so I had to get a new battery. I had always wondered whever my service reminder would ever kick in. Currently at 5000 miles and it has never shown which as I plan to do most of the servicing myself has been a blessing- interestingly/sadly the new battery installation has triggered the service reminder to pop up.

Any of you guys know what causes them to show up (and more importantly how to remove them cheaply)? I think I'll try dialling back the calander but I suspect BMW might be a bit more sophisticated than that. Just can't imagine why the battery swap would finally bring it out- I brought it as an ex demo so I wonder whether the dealer had an override programmed because they did not want it popping up
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From the manual:
"The service-due indicator in the multifunction display reminds you about one month or 1000 km in advance when the time for a service is approaching, on the basis of the programmed values."

If the system lost the date when your battery died, it could explain it. Otherwise, I think it is just a coincidence that your 6000mi service is due soon. The dealer programs a mileage and a date for the next service, and the message will appear for whichever one occurs first.
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As for resetting reminders, check out the thread on the MotoScan app, in combination with a bluetooth dongle like OBDLink. For around $100 you can scan all systems, and read and reset codes, reset service reminder and next service date/mileage. Indispensible for DIY-ers.
P.s. trickle chargers aren't designed to charge fully empty batteries, you need a more capable charger for that. Chances are your old battery can be rescuccitated. I also believe it's a coincidence that your service reminder came on.
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Originally Posted by Matt Skipper View Post
I accidentally left the lights on over the weekend after a very long day at work- unsuprisingly the battery was dead, dead, dead (numptey).....

How is this possible?
You left the key switched to 'ignition'?

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Originally Posted by Matt Skipper View Post
I accidentally left the lights on over the weekend after a very long day at work

You probably shouldn't be using the emergency switch to turn off the engine, always use the ignition, save the emergency switch for emergencies.
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was the time and date set correctly ??
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